Post Street Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art surgical center led by Dr. Thomas Sampson, a nationally-renowned and board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip arthroscopy. He’s internationally renowned for having pioneered numerous hip preservation and hip arthroscopy techniques, including the lateral approach, arthroscopic surgery for FAI, the use of extensive capsulotomy for ideal surgery, and repair of the FAACD lesion. He uses cutting-edge technologies to ensure his patients always have access to the best surgical care available.
Renowned Hip Arthroscopy
What is Hip Arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that treats a vast array of hip problems, including injuries and chronic conditions. It’s an innovative procedure that allows surgeons to view the hip joint and make the necessary adjustments without large incisions on the skin and other soft tissues. Hip arthroscopy addresses the root cause of your hip problems while allowing you to resume your daily activities shortly after the procedure.
The hip arthroscopy surgery involves inserting a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the hip joint via a small incision. The camera allows the surgeons to visualize the hip bone on a computer screen and make the necessary adjustments using miniature surgical equipment. Since this procedure requires smaller incisions than traditional open surgeries, it involves less pain, joint stiffness, and recovery time.
"Writing this one week out from hip arthroscopy and feeling great. Can’t vouch highly enough for Dr. Sampson. He’s not only a brilliant surgeon, but a thoughtful and considerate person who spends genuine time with his patients. The entire staff are also incredible. It’s the best medical care I’ve ever received."
- Matt C.
When Do You Need Hip Arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy is recommended for patients with painful hip problems that don’t respond to conservative treatments, such as rest, physical therapy, epidural injections, anti-inflammatory medications, etc. When non-surgical options fail to yield lasting results, your surgeon may recommend hip arthroscopy to address the root cause of your hip problems, providing lasting relief once and for all.
You may need hip arthroscopy to treat the following conditions:
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) (bone overgrowth along the acetabulum)
- Dysplasia (abnormally shallow hip socket)
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
- Synovitis (inflamed tissues around the hip joints)
- Loose Bodies (loose fragments of bone and cartilage in the hip joint)
- Hip Joint Infection
Scheduling your appointment
Please schedule an appointment at Post Street Surgery Center, San Francisco, to discuss your hip arthroscopy treatment options.